Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus birding notes

An early morning mountain run in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus produced some interesting sightings on Saturday.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

The first was a vocal Blue-mantled Crested-flycatcher close to the information centre. I thought this species was on the reserve list, but it’s not detailed on the Hermanus Bird Club website. Second was at least two singing Long-billed Pipits on the contour path below Rotary Drive. One was in the proximity of the cement reservoir (above the golf course) and the second was closer to town above the school. Finally, a calling Cape Rockjumper at the summit of Rotary Drive was a nice surprise.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve Jeep Track Hemel & Aarde

Bird list for Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus:

Cape White-eye, Southern Double-collared Sunbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Grassbird, Cape Sugarbird, Blue-mantled Crested-flycatcher, Victorin’s Warbler, White-necked Raven, Cape Robin-chat, Cape Siskin, Brimstone Canary, Cape Rockjumper, Rock Martin, Grey-backed Cisticola, Long-billed Pipit, Red-winged Starling, Speckled Pigeon.

David Winter.